For photographer Drew Ludwig, the idea of artifact is paramount, documenting physical objects that represent our emotions; by documenting one simple object, as an artist he is able to speak to a larger issue.
In his recent work, that object has been gloves, an idea that was spawned after the Mountainfilm Zero Emissions Tour, where Ludwig found many gloves on the side of the road as he biked from tour stop to tour stop. The concept stuck, and at this year's festival Ludwig will be exhibiting his Gloves I Carried show at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, a collection of photos shot last summer during a solo walk of 120 miles from the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to the Gulf Of Mexico in Louisiana.
We caught up with Ludwig to learn more about his trip and why he sees his photography as a medium for positive change.
What inspired you to plan a journey to Louisiana and the Gulf Coast?